Submissions & Letters

Letter to the UN Secretary-General on the International Day of Democracy to ask that future days reflect the democratic challenge of climate change


FDSD urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon to include, as part of any future International Day of Democracy, reflection on the democratic challenge of climate change, since it is one of the most significant failures of democracy to date.

The letter argues that democracy is the only system which is so far able to respect international human rights. However, unless climate change is addressed, democracy itself may be a casualty.

15th September 2009